Hydropower is the world’s largest producer of renewable electricity.
The hydropower sector represents around 16 per cent of global electricity production
, more than all other renewables combined.
As a technology, hydropower is an ideal complement to modern clean energy systems. No country has come close to achieving decarbonisation without a significant element of hydropower.
To deliver upon the ambition of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C, all renewables will need to become more closely integrated.Pumped storage hydropower
- in effect a green 'water battery' - can accommodate for the intermittency and seasonality of variable renewables such as wind and solar power.